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By jason rogoz (phunnel) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 10:14 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
hey guys

has anyone added a sort of backing plate to their platform to protect the boat from people smashing it when putting their boards on? I'm going to be sanding and re-oiling the platform right away and thought this would be a perfect time to do it. what kind of wood did you use and if the new wood is stained with the teak oil with the color match up?

thanks

 
By Marco (macrogpx2) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 10:27 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I know its an option for Mastercrafts and Im sure the other companies offer it as well. It is another piece of teak on mine. Oh the mod i made to mine was carriage bolts! That sucker isn't coming off again.
 
By Shawn Burke (02wakesettervlx) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 10:27 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Here you go. This was on my last boatUpload
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By jason rogoz (phunnel) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 2:52 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
shawn, did that come from the manufacture or did you add that on yourself? looks nice

does home depot or other building centers carry teak or would i have to go to a specialty shop for it?

 
By Mr.Choppy (rektek) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 7:17 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
you will not find any teak at HD, hardwood specialty
stores will carry it.

 
By SEAN DEAN (05elitevc4) on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 9:29 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
That teak backing plate is cool! I love how my teak step looks. And i really dont mind the scratches on top they go away after oiling...but banging up the transom is a no-no!
 
By Shawn Burke (02wakesettervlx) on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 9:44 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Owl lumber here in Lombard, IL had the teak. I built the transom saver myself. The Wakesetter logo was burned in. I had more time on my hands back then.
 
By Stephen Higgins (srh00z) on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 12:18 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
That is well done Shawn.
 
By Swatguy (xstarrider) on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 2:06 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I will attest after being on Shawn's boat a couple times.......attention to detail was never spared :-)
 
By trace (trace) on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 2:50 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Kick plate and riser blocks:

http://www.wakeworld.com/articles/2003/transom.asp

I used UHMW because I'm cheap and lazy, but teak would be basically the same process.

 
By George Aslinger (mobv) on Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 8:06 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I made one out of teak. Had to find a specialty store that carried teak wood. Cost $100 and a few hours work.
 
By chase butler (truebeachbum) on Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 9:04 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
can u still raise a fiberglass platform cause my malibu is way under
 
By Mike O'Boyle (2007_x2) on Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 10:57 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
i got wat Marco is talking about but i got it twice its chaep and easy 4 hole and 4 bolts and ur done

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By Aquaholic (zacharoo) on Friday, June 27, 2008 - 5:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I like what I did to mine....Its nice what a bandsaw, sander, plug cutter, and screws will do.

AquaUpload

 

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